Our mission

Bring the World to Serpent Mound and Serpent Mound to the world


The Friends of Serpent Mound and its Board was originally formed to increase public understanding and knowledge of and to improve the quality of operations at the Serpent Mound State Memorial (site). Upon not being established as a subordinate organization under the Ohio Historical Society (OHS) the group has expanded as an independent organization with the purpose to: Protect, preserve, and promote Serpent Mound and other Native American sites, while facilitating education and experiences for visitors. For now FOSM’s focus and the use of “the site” refers to the Great Serpent Mound Park. However, the new purpose allows FOSM to help in supporting other Native American sites, either in the local vicinity or further away. To accomplish this purpose, the group will work to:

  • Further the mission of the site, especially its educational and interpretive activities.
  • Act as a liaison between the site and the local community and other interested individuals and groups.
  • Increase the knowledge of and participation in activities, programs, and projects related to the site for the local community and other interested individuals and groups.
  • Provide input in the planning for programs and development of the site.
  • Conduct and provide volunteer support for site programs, projects, and special events.
  • Advocate the site’s needs to government officials.
  • Develop and implement fundraising and educational programs for the site.
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Meetings

This year we will hold Quarterly Meetings at the Bratton Township Building (2535 Louden Rd, Peebles, OH 45660), west of the park. We all bring a prepared dish and share in a meal before each meeting before beginning our government. (However, the pandemic has altered this timeline and the location.)

Our meeting schedule for the 2021

Still to be determined…

Board Members


Executive Director
Delsey Wilson

Email, 937-205-0094
Adams County Resident
Founding Member in FOSM group since 2003 – a part of the original Adams County Travel and Visitor’s Bureau’s Serpent Mound Committee

Friends of Serpent Mound History:

  • President — 2011-2013
  • Executive Director — 2003-2009 and 2015-current
  • Communications/Media Chairperson — 2009-2014
  • Agent and Webmaster — 2009-current
FOSM President & Serpent Mound Historian, Jeffrey Wilson

President – Future Planning Chair Director
Jeffrey Wilson

Email734-891-2689
Adams County Resident
Founding Member in FOSM group since 2004

Friends of Serpent Mound History:

  • President — 2013-current
  • Executive Director — 2009
  • Future Planning Chair Director — 2009-current
  • Special Projects & Events Director — 2004-2008


Vice President – Education Chair Director
Teresa Mahan

Email740-835-1769
Pike County Resident
Member in FOSM group since 2004

Friends of Serpent Mound History:

  • Vice President — 2014-current
  • Education Chair Director — 2008-current

FOSMLOGO


Secretary – Media Chair Director
Anita Evans

Adams County Resident
Member in FOSM group since 2016

Friends of Serpent Mound History:

  • Media Chair Director — 2017 -current


Treasurer – Sales Chair Director
Ellen Shunaman

Email937-764-1406
Adams County Resident
Member in FOSM group since 2004

Friends of Serpent Mound History:

  • Treasurer — 2012-current
  • Sales Chair Director — 2012-current

FOSMLOGO


Event Chair Director
Beverly McKenzie

Email937-587-3953
Adams County Resident
Founding Member in FOSM group since 2003 – a part of the original Adams County Travel and Visitor’s Bureau’s Serpent Mound Committee

Friends of Serpent Mound History:

  • Treasurer — 2003-2011
  • Executive Director — 2009-2014

FOSMLOGO


Fundraising Chair Director
Alan Skelly

Email513-375-9242
Brown County Resident
Member in FOSM group since 2013

Friends of Serpent Mound History:

  • Fundraising Chair Director — 2014-current

FOSMLOGO


Open Seat Director
Lori Cooper

Adams County Resident
Member in FOSM group since 2006

Friends of Serpent Mound History:

  • Secretary — 2011-2012
  • Open Seat Director — 2014-current

FOSMLOGO


Open Seat Director
Rae Penn

Highland County Resident
Member in FOSM group since 2011

Friends of Serpent Mound History:

  • Open Seat Director — 2017 -current